Ranking the NFL Draft Prospects by Position – Offensive TacklesPosted: January 17, 2012
Today I will take a look at the offensive tackle position for the upcoming draft. The OT class took a hit when Barret Jones and D.J. Fluker of Alabama decided to return to school but it is still a very good class.
1. Matt Kalil, USC – Kalil is the best non-QB in the class and will likely be a top 3 pick.
2. Jonathan Martin, Stanford – Martin is a fantastic prospect that excels in all areas of the game and should be a top 10 pick.
3. Riley Reiff, Iowa – Reiff’s strength is as a run blocker but he is an above average pass blocker and should be a top 15 pick.
4. Mike Adams, Ohio State – Adams is a pure RT prospect and he is a very good one at that. With a good interview at the combine, he could be a late first round pick
5. Nate Potter, Boise State – Potter has the ability to play LT in the NFL and did a great job protecting Kellen Moore. He could be a good fit for a team with a lefty QB like the Eagles or Broncos due to the fact that he blocked for a lefty QB in college.
After the jump see the rest of the OT prospects
6. Matt Reynolds, BYU
7. Bobby Massie, Mississippi
8. Zebrie Sanders, Florida State
9. Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin
10. Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State
11. Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas
12. Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech
13. Mike Ryan, Connecticut
14. Don Barclay, West Virginia
15. Andrew Datko, Florida State
16. Xavier Nixon, Florida
17. Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin
18. Alex Hurst, LSU